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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-05-2016, 05:51 AM Thread Starter
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Ninety two pound GSD, Mom bites the dust, broken arm

This was my Wild Child, actually, he's hubby's Wild Child now.

We were walking on to the field for the second round of ob, puppers saw something in the bushes he couldn't live without. He gave the leash a good yank and down I went.

I knew right away I had done something major. ER visit confirmed broken humerus. It looks like I'll have to have surgery.

To add to my misery, I ended up also having a very bad reaction to an antibiotic my dentist gave me for an infected dental implant.

As for the pooch--his dad is reluctantly going to train him. He is much more bonded to dad than to me. Dad really needs the physical activity. He's been involved enough to step in. We're also working with a K9 trainer with wild child.

So that's how last weekend's training went for me. How was yours?
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If it makes you feel any better......

Broken ankle that required pins and plates. That's my story.

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Oh man! That sucks! Hope you heal up quick!

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Oh man!!! That's terrible!!!!

If it makes you feel any better, once they set that bone, you'll be up and running in a couple weeks as long as you don't use that arm

At least that's what I told my husband after my neck surgery. Nope. Good to Go. Got a dog to train.




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How about an ecollar? That lunging stuff can hurt men too.
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Thank you all!

I will be getting my own puppy to train sometime this fall. She hasn't been conceived yet . . .

I'll know the details about surgery this afternoon.
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How about an ecollar? That lunging stuff can hurt men too.
We had an e collar on him, on full blast. When he's in drive, he pulls right through the prong and zapper.
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yikes, just so you know, it is the twisting of the bone that breaks it more than the impact. Looks like once you are up and about you can work on Impulse control in the house while dad works on walks outside. You know, the Stay or Down until you are released to get the treat. Also waiting before going through doors as the wild child follows your through the house, stuff like that. Maybe you can teach him to carry laundry to the wsshing machine for you.

I had a laugh once when an all positive trainer tried to give me advice about lunging ( a prong works well with my boy about 95% of the time). This trainer, who doesn't know me or the dog, tried to tell me that using treats and small amounts of exposure to the stimulus, that would increase bit by bit over time, would eventually teach my boy not to lunge. I told her, "that's nice but I don't think the wild rabbits around my house will agree to that training program". Honestly, a tasty treat or chase a rabbit? Which seems like more fun? The prong collar stays on.

I hope you heal quickly.

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Ouch! Hope your surgery goes well and you heal up quickly.

I was clipped from behind and the side by my girl and another dog (a golden retriever) while they were playing. They crashed into me running full speed. Never saw it coming. Tore my MCL. Gotta love our GSD's. They do bring the excitement

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Feel better! My moms dog rushed out her door while letting her out - she was big at the time. and my mom broke the small bone in her calf as she bounce off her.
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